In this special Link TV interview, "Persepolis" filmmaker Marjane Satrapi discusses how she came to create first an autobiographical graphic novel, then an Academy Award-nominated film about her experiences as an Iranian, both in her home country and as an exile in Europe. Clips from the film demonstrate Satrapi's moving use of humor and passion to tell the story of an Iran caught between the desire for independence and the strict Islamic state that emerged after the 1979 revolution. Satrapi's account gives a unique perspective on Iranian life behind closed doors, where the love of pop music and democracy is at odds with a restricted lifestyle. Through her life story she reveals the similarities between children and adults that always exist, even across dogmatic national borders. Excerpts from the novel "Persepolis" appear courtesy of Pantheon. "Persepolis" is in U.S. theaters January 2008.